It’s really empowering and fun having your own platform. I’m enjoying creating content again. The one thing that pushed me away from blogging was the pressure of having ‘pretty pictures’ all the time.
Do you know how unnatural it is to keep posing everywhere you go to get a “natural” photo? That’s something I don’t want to do 24/7. What I do like to do, however, is take pictures of almost anything and everything. I’m so happy its spring, I love seeing all the flowers planted in the city. The weather is beautiful, the wind is just right, and finally, we can relax.
I believe our bodies and minds go through the seasons just like our planet. Winter was long, and now we can finally recover and grow. As you may or may not know, I was working on graduate applications through winter and finally have clarity on what I want to do and what’s truly important to me.
I will tell you a secret: I hate societal pressures. What I mean by that is the expectation to constantly keep ‘grinding’, sell this, exploit that, the idea that you must be creating content consistently to grow. I see the merit in it, and logically it makes sense, but I don’t want to do it because I have to (this is my inner rebellious artist talking haha). I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to tell the intent of a person’s words or posts just via intuition. This is why I like you. I loathe b.s. and I believe you do too. It’s easy to see people who are doing xyz because they care more about numbers, donations, etc. While this isn’t necessarily bad, I believe it can become unhealthy and comes across ingenuine. I value who you are as a person. Now that my goals are clearer, numbers really don’t matter as much. What matters is your happiness and life and how I can add to it.
Like you, I have a need to express myself, but I don’t want to completely sell my soul or sanity to do so. Maybe I’m not born to be an “influencer” or full-time content creator, or maybe this is the attitude I need to be happy and successful.
My dear friends, if I can impart any wisdom to you, I would advise you to take it easy. There’s so much pressure already, and I’m learning to honestly not give a fuck about what others think how I “should” be doing things. Especially when it comes to streaming or content creation, it can be so stressful. Honestly, there are many ways to succeed, and how we measure success is variable depending on our values and outlook. I believe in God, I believe everything happens for a reason, and that it’s going to work out the way it’s supposed to be. I don’t believe torturing ourselves for not being perfect or trying to fit a mold of the ‘ideal’ content-creator is helpful. I believe and strive for balance. In this season of growth and spring, I encourage both of us to relax and simply be.
Have a happy spring, talk to you soon. <3